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  • A year after Yarmouth arson fire, developers rebuild on Route 1

    YARMOUTH — The anniversary of the fire that destroyed a commercial building at 500 Route 1 is being marked with the hope for new business opportunities. Although the fire displaced more than two dozen small businesses, property owners Art and Elizabeth Dyer are rebuilding and ho...

  • Nominees sought for ecomaine awards

    PORTLAND — Ecomaine is accepting nominations for its "eco-Excellence Awards," presented annually to residents who have made a difference by increasing environmental responsibility and sustainability in their communities. Nominations, along with a brief description of the nominee's gr...

  • Coastal Studies for Girls prepares for February opening in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Faculty and staff are completing last-minute details before the country's first residential science and leadership semester high school for girls opens next month. Ginger Jones, development and marketing director for

  • Opinions mixed in Cape Elizabeth workshop on fees at Fort Williams

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although voters rejected non-resident fees for use of Fort Williams Park in November 2006, the discussion has resurfaced in anticipation of tighter budgets in coming years. At a Town Council workshop Monday night, about 50 residents gathered to hear about the Fo...

  • Community arts center proposed for Portland's East Bayside

    PORTLAND — A former church on Mayo Street, vacant for more than two years, may once again open as a community and arts center. Local artist Blainor McGough has applied to the city for permission to turn 10-12 Mayo St. into Mayo Street Arts, which would include a gallery, performance ...

  • Portland could provide home for JFK aircraft carrier

    PORTLAND — A decommissioned U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is being proposed as a permanent museum along the city's waterfront. The City Council Monday night unanimously approved sending a letter of support to the Navy on behalf of a local group trying to bring the USS John F. Kennedy to...

  • Cumberland County preps for 250th anniversary

    PORTLAND — Planning is underway for Cumberland County's 250th anniversary. To kick off the county's 250th year, county government is sponsoring a logo contest for students living in Cumberland County. Assistant County Manager Bill Whitten said county officials hope the celebra...

  • Storm surge

    An off-shore storm and a full moon always brings high tides along the coast, but not often on Kennebec Street in Portland. Motorists driving past the Whole Foods store on Saturday, Jan. 2, had to cope with more than a foot of standing water near the intersection with Franklin Arterial.

  • Veterans Memorial Bridge southbound to be closed Thursday night for repairs

    PORTLAND — The southbound lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed the night of Thursday, Jan. 7, so crews can fix a failing bridge joint. The Maine Department of Transportation said motorists should use the Fore River Parkway on-ramp and Exit 5 to access Interstate 295 so...

  • Transformation of former hotel, college dormitory in downtown Portland nearly complete

    PORTLAND — The west end of the Arts District should soon experience an influx of residents, when a former college dormitory on Congress Street reopens as a completely renovated apartment complex. The building at